Sunday, May 29, 2022

Time for shameless self-promotion!

 I wrote a book.

You can buy it at Amazon. It is inexpensive and fun. ~:D It has alien probes, giant tanks and robot girlfriends.

You should all buy this book. If you do, I will finally publish the next one. ~:D (I'll eventually publish the next one anyway, but encouragement is good.)

The Phantom

Friday, May 20, 2022

This is disgraceful: CGI Stan Lee cameos.

The Hollywood Reporter revealed today that a 20-year deal between Marvel, Genius Brands International and POW! Entertainment — the intellectual property company Lee started in 2001 — will allow Marvel to license the name and likeness of Lee. He could be inserted in feature films via CGI, Disney theme parks or various "experiences" and merchandise.

"It really ensures that Stan, through digital technology and archival footage and other forms, will live in the most important venue, the Marvel movies, and Disney theme parks," Andy Heyward, chairman and CEO of Genius Brands told the pub. "It's a broad deal."

They're trying as hard as they can to kill that golden goose, aren't they?  CGI Stan Lee cameos, yeah, that's what the fans want...

Old footage of Stan? Sure. Posters, still pictures? Absolutely. Cartoon animated Stan? No problem. Computer generated Undead Stan coming back from the grave, wisecracking like he was still alive? Nope. Nopenopenope. It's gross. Don't do it.

Happy Molly Norris Is Still Hiding Day.

Yes friends, another year passed by and today we remind one and all that Molly Norris, nice lady and artist/cartoonist of no particular fame, is still in hiding. Since 2010. For drawing a picture.

This picture. It is best not to forget some things.

Okay? As you were.

Netflix lays off 150 Wokesters.

It looks like somebody on the board of directors has finally had it with the Woke wrecking crew fucking over Netflix.

Netflix's recent axing of 150 staff targeted many of the firm's wokest workers who are prolific social justice warriors on social media.

The struggling streaming service has pulled the plug on several projects that were aimed at discussing race and LGBTQ issues, Variety reported, and axed the diverse employees working on and promoting them. 

In addition to the layoffs, the company also fired nearly 70 employees working for its social media and publishing teams focused on marginalized communities.

They included Strong Black Lead, the Asian American-focused Golden, the Latino-focused Con Todo, and the LGBTQ-focused Most. 

Netflix claimed its latest layoffs were due to 'a slow down in revenue and decline in subscribers.' But they represented just 150 of the firm's 11,000 staff, sparking speculation that a purge of meddlesome woke staff was afoot.  

Emphasis mine. So what, specifically, got cut?

Netflix has also scrapped a host of woke shows - the most famous of which is Meghan Markle's doomed animation Pearl, about a socially-conscious girl said to have been based on Meghan herself.  

Other scrapped projects included Antiracist Baby and Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You, two adaptions by Critical Race Theory expert Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, as well as a kids' fantasy series Wings of Fire from executive producer Ava DuVernay, and the children's film With Kind Regards From Kindergarten.   

The most notable of the scrapped works was Antiracist Baby, based on Kendi's book of the same name, which had been envisioned as a series of animated vignettes set to music and intended to explore racism in America.

Netflix had previously said that the show would 'leverage the power of earwormy songs to empower kids and their caregivers with simple tools to uproot racism in ourselves and society.'

Also cancelled was a documentary written by Kendi, titled Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You, which was aimed at teens and young adults.

Netflix is still proceeding with a third Kendi project aimed at adults, titled Stamped From the Beginning.

Also scrapped was the kids' fantasy series Wings of Fire, based on the book series by Tui T. Sutherland's, which would have seen famed black filmmaker Ava DuVernay as an executive producer. 

Although a fantasy story, Wings of Fire explores themes of racism and prejudice through its fictional world. 

Another project, which was revealed to be a film adaption of Adam Kline's With Kind Regard from Kindergarten, was also cancelled by Netflix. 

One of the things going for Netflix is their data capture. They know exactly what subscribers watch, what they start watching and then drop, what they fast-forward past, what time of day they watch, pretty much everything. So they KNOW what is working and what isn't. 

Seems that somebody took a hard look at those numbers and realized that A) Woke isn't selling and B) they're going to go broke if they keep listening to Wokesters like Dr. Ibram X. Kendi.

So, they did what they had to do. Because money talks and bullshit walks.

Friday, May 13, 2022

Gaslighting: a textbook example.

Gaslighting is one of those asinine words invented by Lefties. It is a noun turned into a verb, like scapegoat or 'conversate' and has really only been a thing since about 2010 according to Wikipedia. Taken from the film Gaslight in 1944, it is a pernicious form of lying in which the liar tries to deceive their target by making them question their own reality.

Leading us to today's example from the Daily Kos: Right-wing trolls accusing science fiction of being 'woke' are messing with my childhood.Specifically, people don't like the new Lord of the Rings TV series and the Wheel of Time TV series because the shows don't follow the existing cannon of the books.

Yes, no kidding. We've seen this show before.

Here's the gaslighting, courtesy ofDaily Kos 'staffer' Christopher Reeves:

Monday, May 09, 2022

Remember when Dr. Who was fun?

I recall watching Matt Smith and Karen Gillian and thinking it was fun. Prior to that, not really. Following that, I haven't spent a second watching it. The show became appallingly Woke.

So here we are, 2022, the 60th anniversary, and there is a 14th Doctor. There were only supposed to be 12, but never mind all that, this is number 14.

Doctor Who's newest incarnation has been announced. Replacing Jodie Whittaker — and becoming the 14th Doctor Who — is 29-year-old Netflix star Ncuti Gatwa.

I wish the gentleman good luck, and hope that the Wokeness doesn't suck all the life out of his career.  Sir Lawrence Olivier couldn't make this turkey fly.